1987 V8 Zagato Conversion Pt.3

Following on from parts 1 and 2, we’d like to share progress on a very special project to convert a client’s rare 1987 V8 Vantage Zagato to left-hand drive and 7-litre.  The car is now finished and has been collected by its very happy owner. For a quote to convert your car to left or right-hand drive, please speak to Neil Thompson on 01932 868377 or email nthompson[AT]rswilliams.co.uk

Dashboard installation almost complete

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1987 V8 Zagato Conversion Pt.2

Continuing our article covering some of the details involved in a big project we have been commissioned to undertake to a stunning 1987 V8 Vantage Zagato. You can start with Part 1 here.

The car's engine upgraded to RSW 7 litre specification
The car’s engine upgraded to RSW 7 litre specification.

With its shorter overhangs and more nimble, lightweight Italian bodywork, the V8 Zagato makes for a tempting proposition for modification.

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1987 V8 Zagato Conversion – Pt.1

1987 V8 Vantage Zagato
1987 V8 Vantage Zagato

We recently sold this extremely rare 1987 V8 Vantage Zagato to a French client. The car is an immaculate, low mileage example with just 17,000 miles from new at present. A significant part of the work we are renowned for is big projects and this is no exception. The car was UK-specification, right-hand drive from new and besides a few cosmetic changes, was very much as it was when new. With just 50 examples ever produced, this exclusive supercar is to be made extra-special. Continue reading “1987 V8 Zagato Conversion – Pt.1”

Lower Wishbone Overhaul

Wishbone showing removed bent section and new sections

One of the challenges facing a classic car specialist is continuing to offer replacement and repair of parts which are becoming increasingly hard to find. Fulfilling this requirement is a speciality service we relish providing. The front suspension lower wishbones for DB4, DB5, DB6, DBS, DBSV8 and V8 have long since been obsolete from Aston Martin and supplies of good second-hand items has pretty much dried up. Continue reading “Lower Wishbone Overhaul”

DB4 Offset Upper Kingpin Ball Joint Housing

Unique to RSW – For DB4 camber adjustment

The DB4 has similar front suspension to later models but with some limitations which were dealt with from DB5 onwards. A wheel’s camber refers to its angle relative to upright position. Most modern cars which are set up for sporting handling tend to have a little negative camber on the front (and rear) wheels; that is to say, the wheels lay a degree or so inward at the top. This provides the tyre – relative to the road – good grip during cornering. Continue reading “DB4 Offset Upper Kingpin Ball Joint Housing”